Activated Charcoal powder is used medicinally as well as in air purifiers and water purifiers. Its recorded use dates back to 1550 BC and in modern times is most widely used medicinally as a detoxifier and poison antidote. I always keep it on hand for spider bites, accidental ingestion of toxins or stomach bugs.
What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated Charcoal is well known as an antidote as it absorbs most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm the body. Some Emergency Rooms administer large doses of activated charcoal for certain types of poisoning.
Activated charcoal is as an emergency decontaminant in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestines. Activated charcoal is considered to be the most effective single agent available. It is used after a person swallows or absorbs almost any toxic drug or chemical.
- Activated charcoal is estimated to reduce absorption of poisonous substances up to 60%.
- It works by adsorbing chemicals, thus reducing their toxicity (poisonous nature), through the entire length of the stomach and small and large intestines (GI tract).
- Activated charcoal itself is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.
- Activated charcoal is often given after the stomach is pumped (gastric lavage). Gastric lavage is only effective immediately after swallowing a toxic substance (within about one-half hour) and does not have effects that reach beyond the stomach as activated charcoal does.”
How Activated Charcoal Is Used?
AC can be used to whiten teeth. Keep it on hand in case kids ever ingest any toxins or household chemicals. In case of any emergency,
AC can be used to treat a spider bite or when someone has food poisoning.
As with any substance, you should always check with a doctor or medical professional before use, especially in an emergency or life threatening situation or if there is any other underlying health problem.
AC is not known to be toxic, though it should not be taken within two hours of vitamins or medications because it will keep the body from absorbing them. Care should also be taken to find a high quality form of charcoal.
Also, activated charcoal is NOT the same thing as the ashes from burning wood or other fires at home, so please don’t try to use those type of ashes for these or any other uses!
Activated Charcoal is highly porous and can adsorb unwanted substances, carrying them out of the digestive system.*
Take as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Amount Per Serving
Charcoal ... 560mg
Other Ingredients: gelatin (capsule).
Activated Charcoal Does Not Contain
- dairy products